Green Green Grass of Home Sawmill Seasons Of My Heart China Cat Sunflower -> Jam -> I Know You Rider -> High Time Big Boss Man Me And My Uncle Hard To Handle Cold Rain And Snow -> Uncle John's Band -> Black Peter Good Lovin' -> Drums -> Good Lovin'
Garcia plays steel guitar on the first three songs. This is all that is
known to have been played from this show according to Deadbase and
Deadlists, though there may be over a half-hour of music missing.
November 19, 2015 Subject:
a good recording, version of High time. Most versions of High time from this period are recorded, dynamics etc so low that the instrumentation is hard to hear. PLus with the dyamcis as it usually is the signal to noise ratio decreases so you get excessive HISSSS.
This is a GOOD, listening version, listening experience
February 7, 2015 Subject:
The old town still looks the same...
Well the accidental acoustic set in New Orleans bares fruit as Garcia plays pedal steel on the first three tracks.
This show opens with GREEN GRASS which is for lack of a better term a 'Ghost tune' meaning the song is written from the perspective of a person who has already died.
Probably the most famous ghost tune the Dead played was EL PASO because the guy in that song is telling the story after he has already died.
So it is with GREEN GRASS the singer is relating a story from when he was alive.
One could argue that the story of both El PASO and GREEN GRASS are from the perspective of someone dying but it seems to me when the tune gets sung it makes it a done deal by the time the song concludes.
Either way you slice it songs like this are loaded with irony when performed by a band called the GRATEFUL DEAD
If you want to hear the full uncut SAWMILL and SEASONS refer to the NEW ORLEANS show a week before. (Worth a listen for sure)
China > Rider- perhaps a bit speeded up
High Time-Wow! This tune should have been in the Jerry Ballad slot in the later years it is so freak-in mellow.
I was going to give this a 4 because of sound issues but really I wouldn't be caught DEAD without this so it is another 5 spot.
Big Boss Man
Me And My Uncle
Hard To Handle
Cold Rain And Snow ->
Uncle John's Band -> This a nice very laid back U.J.B. The vocals are incredible. Plus the pacing of the tune is just like a slow dance with just the slightest up-tempo.
I wonder if ROBERT HUNTER wrote ROW JIMMY watching folks dance to this song.
Also I think it is Phil and perhaps PIG singing that make the U.J.B vocals so distinct in 1970.
> Black Peter-I love this time period for it's very mellow tunes.
Good Lovin' ->
This show is not going to jam you to the outer limits but if you like BEAR'S CHOICE you should really dig on this show,
Perhaps the only big difference is this is not completely acoustic and PIGPEN is not playing any slow tunes here.
February 8, 2013 Subject:
Although I liked parts of this a lot, it is definitely not a show that shines with greatness in its entirety. The C&W trio at the beginning are nice, and China thru High Time is excellent, but everything after is for the most part pretty uninspired, I would say.
January 31, 2011 Subject:
Don't read this, read the guy below...
oh uh um ah is absolutely, uh, um, oh, what's the word? Oh, well, it'll come to me. DOWNLOAD THIS NOW while you still can. It's gold. Among the hundreds of titles here, I only comment on the unique and/or the inspired. This is both. Jerry on pedal steel? For me, the high point for this (and any other night on this site) is the flight of fancy the entire band takes on UJB>Black Peter. (Where was Dick this night? How did he miss this?!) Big giant nugs of genius this night. Grab this music and run! Fast! Don't look back! Just thank oh uh um ah, he's absolutely right!
April 23, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 7, 1970 at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Super 70' Soundboard!
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
The first 3 songs are a Country & Western treat. The GRATEFUL DEAD had strong C&W roots. Very tasteful versions of classic C&W standards.
Garcia's pedal steel playin' sure is somethin', yee ha! Bunch of rednecks...Bless em.
"China Cat Sunflower/IKYR" and "High Time" were released on a Bonus CD I got when I bought the Fillmore West 1969 CD set. I recommend the Fillmore West 1969 CD set. WWW.DEAD.NET
"Uncle John's Band" is sweet, melodic & tasteful. The dynamics are done very well. During the jam Jerry's leads are effortless and hit the mark.
"Black Peter" starts out mellow, and builds to a climactic ending. Garcia's sound is rich, full, fat, fantastic and flavorful.
5 Stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer. Nice job by Don Bean.
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Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.
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